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Light Vehicle Apprentice - Wokingham Think Ford

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics. Using the latest diagnostic equipment to provide them with the relevant skills to react to the ever changing technological developments within the car industry

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (To be confirmed with the employer).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000122910

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Servicing
  • MOT’s
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Observing and assisting technicians

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Servicing - working to manufacturer servicing guidelines to ensure vehicle running at optimum performance
  • Maintenance - replacing parts that have wear and tear before they fail  
  • Repair - diagnosing the reason for vehicle failure and fixing the problem

Motor Vehicle Level 3 qualification

Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A full time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of responsibility including a Service Manager, Master Technician and Dealership Principles. The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, progressing through their dealership and be an asset to Ford Motor Company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

No skills required

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4+) Essential

About the employer

Group 1 Automotive is an international automotive retailer group and has come to be a trusted seller of vehicles by a range of marques. With over 70 sites currently operating in the UK, we believe in nothing less than automotive excellence, which is at the forefront of our customer service. Our long history has positioned us at the very pinnacle of automotive retailing as we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations. Made up of subsidiary groups, Group 1 Automotive have dedicated specialist teams who strive to deliver a quality of service that cannot be found elsewhere. We will always put your needs first, making sure that you are on the road without any stresses or worries. Whatever your needs, our team of manufacturer experts are here to provide an unrivalled experience for you and give your vehicle all the care and attention it deserves.

Employer

Think Ford

Address

245 Finchampstead Road

Wokingham

RG40 3JS

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Contact

Hannah Edwards

Hannah.edwards@skillnet.org.uk

01923 216165

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)


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